Dancing the days away


Bailey Monteith

Senior Justice Forral dances at the campus mall on Jan. 28. Forral began his “100 Days of Dance” art project to give people a chance to express themselves.

By Kaisa Siipola, Reporter

As you’re walking from class to class in the crisp cold air, you might have noticed a man dancing like nobody was watching in the campus mall throughout the week.

The man dancing is EWU senior Justice Forral, who began his new art project, “100 Days of Dance,” on Jan. 3 to get people to come out, express themselves and interact with people they normally wouldn’t.

Forral took a break from dancing after high school and recently picked it up again. He realized that he likes to dance as a way to express himself while playing Just Dance over winter break.

I felt very vulnerable, in a sense naked, because I’m doing something where people don’t really want to stare at me.”

— Justice Forral, Senior

His project was inspired by the song “Days Go By,” by Dirty Vegas. Forral also drew inspiration from the character Mac from the TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and his attempts to express himself through dance.

Forral started dancing in eighth grade by teaching himself dance moves from YouTube videos and was the captain of the break dancing team at his high school in San Diego.

Forral was scared to dance by himself, when he first started the project.

“I felt very vulnerable, in a sense naked, because I’m doing something where people don’t really want to stare at me,” Forral said. “But at the same time there’s a curiosity of like, what is going on over there?”














EWU sophomore Makayla Tarbox thought it was cool that a student had the confidence to come out and dance in front of people.

“I think it’s really cool and inclusive because he invites everyone to come join him,” Tarbox said.

Forral will dance at the campus mall Monday through Friday from 1-2 p.m. and at Riverfront Park on the weekends as long as there aren’t any schedule conflicts.

To view Forral’s dancing, go to his YouTube account, AstronautFarm, or his livestream on Twitch.tv/astronautfarm.•